The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman is the world’s most famous steam engine.

In 1989 it was brought to Australia and I took this image as it swept through Leumeah Railway Station, in SW Sydney, heading back towards Sydney.

1989 Flying Scotsman at Leumeah Station
1989 Flying Scotsman at Leumeah Station

Wikipedia: The A1 class locomotive number 4472, “Flying Scotsman” was used to haul the inaugural train from London on 1 May 1928, and it successfully ran the 392 miles between Edinburgh and London without stopping, a record at the time for a scheduled service”.  


All images © R.Powell


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